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2020 News Archive

WA SOUTHWEST SERVICE SPOTLIGHT

WA SOUTHWEST SERVICE SPOTLIGHT

GWN7 aired a fantastic story last night featuring our services in Bunbury. Well done to our superstars Annika and Debbie, who highlighted how important it is to feel comfortable at home while receiving treatment, especially with a young family. See more of Annika’s story here.    

HBF SUPPORTING PATIENT’S LIKE BILL TO HAVE THEIR TREATMENT AT HOME.

HBF SUPPORTING PATIENT’S LIKE BILL TO HAVE THEIR TREATMENT AT HOME.

HBF was the first fund to partner with chemo@home. Now a national health provider they deliver over 140 different types of chemotherapy and immunotherapy treatments across Australia to HBF members just like Bill. How wonderful is Bill’s story, not having to go to hospital for the treatment of his colitis for the last 3 years. […]

JUSTIN SKIPS HOSPITAL TRIPS WITH HBF AND CHEMO@HOME

JUSTIN SKIPS HOSPITAL TRIPS WITH HBF AND CHEMO@HOME

For Justin, juggling a busy lifestyle with going to hospital every six to eight weeks to receive infusions for Crohn’s disease, was difficult. But with chemo@home, Justin now gets his life-changing treatment on the go, freeing him up for life’s more important things. Read more about Justin’s story here.

SOUTH AUSTRALIAN AWARD CELEBRATION

SOUTH AUSTRALIAN AWARD CELEBRATION

We are so proud to announce that our South Australian team have been formally acknowledged by South Australia Health for their outstanding commitment to transferring high risk patients with cancer and other chronic illnesses from Central Adelaide Local Health Network (CALHN) to View Health – Chemo@home, ensuring continued delievery of treatment during the COVID -19 […]

SYDNEY WE LOVE YOU

SYDNEY WE LOVE YOU

We are so looking forward to giving more Sydney people the choice about where they have their chemotherapy. Listen to what a difference treatment at home has made to Elizabeth during the pandeminc here.

Border Closure Clarity Needed to Help Provide National Health Services

Border Closure Clarity Needed to Help Provide National Health Services

We totally understand why the border closures have been needed. Now, we like many other businesses, need a little more clarity to help us plan for the future. Geting our team to where their skills and experience are needed most has been tricky, during the pandemic.  Clarity around the opening of the borders helps us […]

Silver Chain partner with chemo@home to help bring more treatment to cancer patients at home!

Silver Chain partner with chemo@home to help bring more treatment to cancer patients at home!

Silver Chain has partnered with a home-based medical infusion provider cheno@home in a plan that will to deliver chemotherapy to public cancer patients. r In a first for the sector, the in home health and community care provider has signed an MOU with chemo@home, a national organisation that currently administers more than 1,200 chemotherapy and immunotherapy […]

Chemo at home is giving Hunter cancer patients like Nell Wilkinson more time to focus on the important things

Chemo at home is giving Hunter cancer patients like Nell Wilkinson more time to focus on the important things

“The patient’s parents came down to visit her whilst she was having treatment and her father almost made me cry…he had hold of my shoulders and was just looking at me and repeating thank you, thank you”. Karen, chemo@home clinical nurse. This is what make nursing in the community so special.  Read the article in […]

NO BORDERS FOR AT HOME CHEMO CARE

NO BORDERS FOR AT HOME CHEMO CARE

The West Australian newspaper highlighting View Health – chemo@home’s use of Google Glasses to assist with managing the ongoing education of our geographically dispersed team during COVID-19, which has restricted our ability to travel interstate.   Thank you to our amazing nurse Richelle and patient Brittany and all the team who have made this possible. […]

Coronavirus Pandemic Leads to More at-home Cancer Treatments

Coronavirus Pandemic Leads to More at-home Cancer Treatments

COVID-19 has definitely made people more aware how safe it is to have treatment at home. The benefits are numerous including the rarely talked about financial benefits for the patient and their family (less travel costs, less parking costs, reduced day care costs for those with children, minimising loss of patient and carer income). COVID-19 […]

Nurses Recognised as Healthcare Heroes During COVID-19

Nurses Recognised as Healthcare Heroes During COVID-19

Two of our wonderful View Health – chemo@home nurses have been recognised as healthcare heroes for their efforts during COVID-19.  We all hope that Jan and Maragaret have a lovely time during their staycation. Over 5000 nominations were received in the Crown Perth and The West Australian’s Healthcare Heroes initiative, with 250 nurses being invited […]

HCF’s treatment at home program a godsend for Matthew Grootenboer

HCF’s treatment at home program a godsend for Matthew Grootenboer

HCF’s treatment at home program was a godsend for Matthew Grootenboer, a married fireman with four children, after he discovered in June 2019 that he had testicular cancer. HCF have treatment at home options for eligible members on a range of treatments because they want to give you the choice of how you’re treated, whenever […]

Giving kindness ❤

Giving kindness ❤

Our team are super special. Identifying the isolation our patients are feeling, led one of our beautiful nurses to arrange gift packs filled with kindness and love to be delivered to their homes. Thank you so much to Soul Gestures, Roc Candy, Innaloo Florist, Connolly and Associates and Total Tint Solutions for making this possible. […]

Home chemo surge reported

Home chemo surge reported

Demand for chemotherapy at home is rocketing amid the COVID crisis as vulnerable patients try to minimise public contact. Health fund Bupa, which covers the home treatment in all policies where chemotherapy is included, has seen demand surge in the past two months, with home visits in South Australia up 73 per cent, and up […]

BUPA reports a surge in home chemotherapy in response to COVID-19

BUPA reports a surge in home chemotherapy in response to COVID-19

The growth in home based chemotherapy usage comes at a time when immune-suppressed patients, such as those living with cancer, seem to be choosing to avoid going to hospital due to their higher risk of contracting COVID-19 via community transmission. As trusted partners with BUPA we are honoured to be able to provide services to […]

Cancer patients rapidly taking up home service for receiving their chemotherapy

Cancer patients rapidly taking up home service for receiving their chemotherapy

Along with 2 days of no new coronovirus cases, Channel 7 tweeted this fabulous story about cancer patients rapidly taking up chemo@home for receiving their chemotherapy. While our service aims to stop our most vulnerable being accidentally infected by COVID-19 patients, it has had other far-reaching benefits. Cancer patients are rapidly taking up a new […]

Protecting Vulnerable South Australians From COVID-19

Protecting Vulnerable South Australians From COVID-19

23/04/2020 | Stephen Wade MLC | Better Services -Media Release   Eligible patients undergoing cancer treatment at the Royal Adelaide Hospital are now able to receive chemotherapy at home, in an effort to reduce the need for vulnerable people to attend hospital during the coronavirus pandemic. Minister for Health and Wellbeing Stephen Wade said this […]

View Health chemo@home Bunbury 2020 Update

View Health chemo@home Bunbury 2020 Update

Especially for our health professionals and partners; the View Health – chemo@home newsletter highlighting our start up in Bunbury is available by clicking here

Avoiding Hospitals During COVID-19

Avoiding Hospitals During COVID-19

Avoiding hospitals by being treated at home when your immune system is low is a very sensible way of reducing the risk of COVID-19.  As featured on ABC News

View Health chemo@home COVID-19 2020 Update

View Health chemo@home COVID-19 2020 Update

Especially for our health professionals and partners; the View Health – chemo@home newsletter highlighting our management of COVID-19 is available by clicking here

Reducing the Risk of COVID-19 (Coronovirus)

Reducing the Risk of COVID-19 (Coronovirus)

Sadly, the first report of an Australian dying from COVID-19 (coronovirus) has occurred at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in WA. Data from the  US highlights that the fatality rate from COVID-19 in people with other illnesses or compromised immune systems (such as those having chemo and immuno therapies) is about 15%, compared to 2% with […]

IT’S WORLD CANCER DAY

IT’S WORLD CANCER DAY

Our Managing Director, Julie Adams, talked today about how immunotherapy is offering new hope for cancer patients with 7AD’s Martin Agytin. And if you liked Julie’s explanation on the main types of immunotherapy treatments, using the army as an analogie, here it is again 😊: 1. Give the enemy red hats to make it easier for […]

Is Chemotherapy Still Important?

Is Chemotherapy Still Important?

Chemotherapy.  Our oncology day-units were built around delivering chemotherapy.  Our health care professionals trained to manage chemotherapy.  Our patient resources to inform about the side-effects of chemotherapy. But like a cool breeze turning into a brisk wind and then transforming into a howling gale, treatment for cancer and a whole range of medical conditions is […]